Jim Ogden, historian for the Chattanooga-Chickmauga National Military Park, talks about events that occurred 150 years ago when Union sympathizers burned two railroad bridges across South Chickamauga Creek on Nov. 8, 1861, including one at this location where the greenway now ends near Lightfoot Mill Rd.
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, November 7th, 2011
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A century and a half ago tonight, two Ooltewah brothers were part of a plan to destroy bridges from Greeneville to Bridgeport, including two spans in East Chattanooga.